5 Emergency Essentials to Bring on the Road Trip


Be prepared on your next family road trip with these emergency essentials. If a flat tire spoils your trek up to the snow, use the tire repair kit to help you get to a nearby destination safely. Keep a few reflector vests inside the car just in case you have to hop out to check that everything looks okay. I can remember many times as a kid where I’m sure my parents wished they had these basics on hand.

Just as it is important to have a first aid kit in the home, it’s important to be prepared on the road too. Through snow, desert, and all types of terrain, there’s always the chance that something could go wrong. Don’t get yourself stuck on the side of the road empty handed, pack up these 5 Emergency Essentials to Bring on the Road Trip to keep the whole family safe.

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  • Roadside Emergency Kit 2 of 6

    Pack an emergency roadside kit that contains essentials like light-weight jumper cables, bandages, LED headlamp, tire pressure gauge, and more.
    Buy it for $11.99 at Macy's.

  • Roadside Safety Vest 3 of 6

    Stay visible if you're pulled off to the side of the road with a reflector safety vest.
    Buy it for $7.95 at Amazon.

  • Remote Control Key Finder 4 of 6

    Keep track of your keys on the trip with this remote control key finder.
    Buy it for $14.99 at Macy's.

  • Portable Air Compressor 5 of 6

    A portable air compressor can definitely come in handy when you're traveling in the middle of nowhere.
    Buy it for $11.99 at Macy's.

  • Tire Repair Kit 6 of 6

    Easily patch up the tire to get to the next destination safely with this tire repair kit.
    Buy it for $41.97 at Amazon.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.